(Closed) Cocktail Hour listed on invites?

posted 12 years ago in Paper
  • poll: How should I word the invite?
    ...Cocktail hour & reception to follow ceremony : (9 votes)
    26 %
    ... Reception to follow ceremony : (19 votes)
    56 %
    Other- please describe below : (2 votes)
    6 %
    It doesn't matter!! You're making yourself crazy over little insignificant details! : (4 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I haven’t seen it written on invitations and don’t have it written on mine.  I think people generally know to move on to the reception after the ceremony, and might just expect for there to be a cocktail hour.  If there’s not, there’s not and I don’t think anyone would complain.  Don’t worry about adding it!

    Post # 4
    8943 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think that the reception includes dinner and the cocktail hour so putting both is redundant.

    Post # 5
    885 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    The cocktail hour, as far as your guests (and your caterer) are concerned, is part of the reception. It doesn’t need to be spelled out on the invitation.

    Post # 6
    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It’s part of the reception so you don’t need to list it separately. Just say “Dinner and dancing to follow”.

    Post # 8
    2492 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    A cocktail hour is traditionally part of the reception so I am not including it as a seperate thing. People will expect cocktails/social hour before the formal dinner!


    Post # 9
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    yeah i don’t think i’ll be including cocktails on the invite either 😀

    Post # 10
    643 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We put “Reception To Follow” on the invites, and then we have a separate reception card that says “Cocktails at 5:00, seating for dinner at 6:30”.

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